Yevu (white Woman)
My Five Weeks With The Ewe Tribe of Ghana, West AfricaeBook - 2012
YEVU is the true story of a 63-year-old American widow's solitary journey to Africa on a volunteer, humanitarian mission. Having spent the years immediately prior to her journey rebuilding her life after a series of personal losses, Taubert's journey of healing led her to seek an opportunity to do something she'd never done before, on a continent she'd never visited, with a people and culture she'd never previously known. Living with members of the Ewe Tribe in the village of Abutia-Kloe in the Volta Region of Ghana, Taubert found the deep bonds and lasting friendships that can be forged between peoples of widely disparate backgrounds and cultures. It's as much a story of an incredible native people who opened their hearts to a senior citizen from the USA, as it is a testament to the fact that it's never too late to give of oneself to others, and in the process, get far more in return. For anyone of any age who ever thought they might want to take a "volunteer vacation" to a developing country, Yevu is a must-read book. Expect tears. Expect smiles. In essence, expect to be overwhelmed with pleasant emotions as you take your first steps into another world altogether as Kathryn Taubert, you're willing and enthusiastic tour guide, transports you to a magical place like no other. While on your journey with the author, you will experience -- as she did -- what life is like for the people in Ghana, West Africa, along with their culture, environment and living conditions. Fall in love with the unique, touching characters you will meet along the way and join Kathryn as she shows you what it is like to find yourself on essentially another planet ... one that you'll never be able to forget.
Publisher: [United States] : BookBaby : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource